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Umbrella Policies

Ever had a bad day? What about a really, really bad day? Standard insurance coverage will most likely be able to handle your average bad day, but when you get into "really, really" territory, the consequences and claims could go well beyond the limits of your policy.
Adding extra padding to your current policy could be a financial life-saver and worth the cost. Our independent insurance agents will walk you through your umbrella policy options to make sure you have the proper coverage to tackle those hard-hitting claims.

What Does Umbrella Insurance Cover?

Umbrella insurance protects you in liability situations where your home, auto or boat policies come up short. The extra coverage protects you in two ways:

  • Increases the dollar limit of liability coverage for primary policies: Say your auto insurance liability coverage limit is $300,000. If you purchase an umbrella policy of $1 million and cause an accident that exceeds your $300,000 auto insurance liability limit, your umbrella insurance can cover the remainder, up to a total of $1.3 million. That's pretty huge.
  • Covers claims excluded by primary policies: Most liability policies don't cover damage claims resulting from false arrest, libel, slander or defamation of character. Should one of these nightmare situations occur, your umbrella policy can help you tackle the financial burden. Another huge bonus.

Why Should I Buy Umbrella Insurance?

Umbrella insurance is surprisingly inexpensive, especially considering everything it can do. It would be a shame to get stuck with massive bills if the unexpected strikes, when it could have all been covered at a fraction of the cost. Liability incidents come in all shapes and sizes, so being ready for everything from the itty to the not so bitty is key for your financial future.

Examples of umbrella liability claims:

Car accidents:

Even if you keep those hands at 10 and 2 and almost always use your blinker, you could cause a serious accident that includes hospitalization. In this case, your umbrella policy kicks in once the $300,000 liability coverage limit on your auto policy is reached.

Dog bites:

Even if you keep those hands at 10 and 2 and almost always use your blinker, you could cause a serious accident that includes hospitalization. In this case, your umbrella policy kicks in once the $300,000 liability coverage limit on your auto policy is reached.

Trampolines:

Your kid's friends are doing acrobatic flips, kicks and tucks on the trampoline in your yard and one of them makes a nasty landing, getting seriously injured. In this case, your umbrella liability handles the cost after your homeowners or renters' liability limits are hit.

Everyone should have an umbrella policy because although you think you will never need coverage, when you do, you'll have peace of mind.

Call today at 1-866-897-1365 for a personalized quote.

****Insurance products are offered through Downeast Insurance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Downeast Credit Union. Insurance products are not insured by the NCUA insurance

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